Flowing Wells
The community of Flowing Wells covers 13 square miles, partially in the city of Tucson, as well as in unincorporated Pima County, Arizona. The area was named after the bubbling water from sunken pipes at the base of Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain) by Warren Allison. Around 1895, Allison bought 500 acres of uncultivated land about three miles northwest of downtown Tucson. He and a sturdy team dug a canal, the Allison Ditch, from his wellfield to his land, called the Flowing Wells Ranch, to grow alfalfa, hay, watermelons, and cantaloupes. Farms, dairies, hatcheries, Gilpin Airport, and the railroad dominated the community throughout the early years. Urbanization was slow but steady, starting in the late 1940s. The community transitioned from farming to residential and industrial, with the school district binding the community together. Flowing Wells, while designated a community, was recognized as an All-America City by the National Civic League in 2007; its residents and those that work within the school district describe it as a family to this day.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467127158
: Arcadia Publishing
: 10/01/2018
: Arizona
: Images of America
: 204 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Kevin Daily, Flowing Wells School District board member since 2000, holds a bachelor of science in computer science and engineering from Northern Arizona University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. Marie Daily received her bachelor of science in mass communications and master's degree in early childhood education from Northern Arizona University. In 1995, they founded the Flowing Wells Neighborhood Association and Community Coalition, a nonprofit with the mission of increasing the safety and quality of life in Flowing Wells.
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